Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
Special Adviser to Anambra State Governor on Security Matters, AVM Ben Chiobi, will lead other adept resource persons including the Regional Coordinator, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria, Engr. Mrs. Chito Onuzulike, as they dissect ‘From Challenges to Opportunities: Unveiling the Potentials in South-East Nigeria through Social Innovation,’ being the theme of the flagship conference of The Pivot.
Scheduled to hold on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Secretariat of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State capital, the conference will catalyse forward-thinking and thought-provoking conversations that are aimed at harnessing the inherent potentials in the South-East geopolitical region, towards optimal productivity especially among the youthful demography.
In a statement, The Pivot Executive Director, Barr Ifedi Eze, described the group as an assemblage of “progressive indigenous professionals who have decided to take the bull by the horn by way of catalysing forward-thinking and thought-provoking conversations that are aimed at harnessing the inherent potentials in the South-East geopolitical region, towards optimal productivity especially among the youthful demography.
“These young professionals are creating a rallying point that would serve as a platform on which innovation would be stimulated, entrepreneurship would be supported and encouraged, and excellence would be rewarded and individual cum corporate growth motivated,” Eze further stated.
He lamented that the past half decade has been a period bedeviled with socioeconomic problems which has impacted negatively on the economic indices of the Eastern region.
He averred that “soaring rate of inflation, youth unemployment, declining standards of living and general economic malaise have been some of the results of these trends. We have been in this strait for so long that a vast majority of our people have begun to take this as the new normal.”
“We at The Pivot have however decided to reinvent the wheel by way of social re-engineering, deliberate human capital development, economic stimulus packages and not forgetting efforts towards a sustainable paradigm shift that would allow our people to start seeing new possibilities on the horizon.”
“On Saturday 30th of September, 2023, at the ASUU Secretariat of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka by 11am we will be hosting our flagship conference. This groundbreaking event has been tagged thus: From Challenges to Opportunities: Unveiling the Potentials in South-East Nigeria through Social Innovation.
“Expected to join in this journey towards a better and brighter future are well-meaning citizens of the South-East, relevant community stakeholders, entrepreneurs and captains of industries, the press, civil society groups, religious leaders across all divides as well as students and their leaders.”
The Pivot is an initiative born to be a platform that champions a paradigm shift in our collective societal journey within the context of a developing African landscape through facilitating thought-provoking conversations, encouraging innovative thinking, and promoting collaboration.